Simin Joon. Modar Bozorgeh Azizam. I miss you Grandma.

by Bibi Monfaredzadeh
(Los Angeles Ca)

My Grandmother Simin Joon is so amazing and so beautiful.
The one thing I know is that she is definitely an angel in heaven.
I've never met another person who was caring, kind. and selfless.
She would tell us all how much she loved us. In English, even though that wasn't her first language.
She loved to mother my little sister. I loved her heart and the way she cared. In 2003 I woke up one day and I was given a phone call by my mother. She told me grandma was gone.
She told me that my grandma literally had gone missing.
I was working at a bank and couldn't find the slightest motivation to work. Instead, for a week straight I was grasping the thought that she may have been kidnapped or hurt.
I set out at night, after work, to go out and place paper posters which read on them, "missing".
My heart grew very heavy and sad. Day 7 had passed. I had called all hospitals, shelters, and finally, I stumbled upon her pharmacy.
Come to find out, her pharmacist, who was also Iranian, had bought her a ticket out of the country back to Iran.
We received a phone call from family in Iran stating that my grandma and great aunt had arrived, in Tehran, Iran?!
Over 10 years later, I never got the chance to say goodbye, and hug her for one last time.
I wanted, so badly, to hold her small and fragile body and thank her for all the wonderful meals she cooked, for being there when we needed her to care for us as kids so my mother could go to work.
For tolerating my friends and I when we were hanging out in the backyard drinking beer and shooting a BB gun.
She would always ask if we wanted dinner, and happily cook. She also loved going for walks.
Her hair, thinning, was so modest in a pony tail. She never cared for expensive things. Was always humble about the small gifts she received. If any.
Instead of implants for teeth, she had dentures. I wish I could have afforded her good implants.
I found out a couple months ago she passed away.
I felt her soul leave the day she passed. It's an emptiness I can't fill and am reminded of randomly throughout my days. I Iove you Simin Joon! I miss you! So much.
I wish I could have hugged and held you one last time. You are so important and dear to me.
This is written in your memory. Always thinking of you ...

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